From Alexander to Rome: Shaping the NT World

Every work, account, and story has a context. There are certain things that transpire which set the stage for what will occur in the future. When we better understand what caused a thing, the better we can understand that thing. The New Testament is no different. The New Testament was not written in a vacuum, … Continue reading From Alexander to Rome: Shaping the NT World

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An Introduction to Inspiration

  “Inspiration” is one of those theological words often thrown around in a church context without pausing for a definition. It is a theologically profound term with real consequences, though it is sometimes said with flippancy. When we understand what inspiration is and what the Bible says about it, we can better understand how our … Continue reading An Introduction to Inspiration

Early Anabaptists and Pacifism

“What was the early Anabaptist view on pacifism and nonresistance?” Historically, there have been groups of Christians who have restrained from violence in all its forms (cf. Mt. 5:38-42; Rom. 12:14-21). Perhaps most famously today as far as traditions advocating nonresistance and pacifism are the Mennonites. Of course, Mennonites have their origins in the initial … Continue reading Early Anabaptists and Pacifism

Alexander Campbell & the Indwelling of the Holy Spirit

What was Alexander Campbell’s belief regarding the indwelling of the Holy Spirit within the Christian? The debate over how the Holy Spirit indwells the Christian has been contentious in the past. While it is rationally unavoidable that the Holy Spirit does indwell the Christian (cf. Rom. 8:9-11), the debate continues over how. Campbell’s view on … Continue reading Alexander Campbell & the Indwelling of the Holy Spirit

An Inspection of The Family International

Cultic practices are not new to society. Cults have been around for millennia, including the emperor worship cults of the Roman Empire and the sexual cults which comprised the first century pagan religious scene. There are several well-known cults in existence today such as the Church of Scientology, Jehovah’s Witnesses, The Church of Jesus Christ … Continue reading An Inspection of The Family International